Maquon woman charged with killing former police chief wants some charges be dismissed

Marcy Oglesby
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 8:51 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 15, 2023 at 8:46 AM CDT
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MAQUON, Ill. (KWQC) - Marcy Oglesby, charged with killing former Maquon police chief Richard Young and then storing his body in a storage unit, is asking a judge to dismiss some of the charges against her.

Earlier this month, the Maquon woman asked for some of her charges to be dropped and argued in court documents that it violated her right to a speedy trial. A hearing on the request is set for Thursday.

In February, Oglesby was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery in Young’s death.

At the time, she already was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm without a requisite firearm owner’s identification card, two counts of forgery, and one count of concealment of a death.

According to the information filed Tuesday, Oglesby between June 1, 2021, and Oct. 31, 2021, poisoned Richard Young by putting eye drops and other substances in food and drink knowing that he would ingest them and “knowing such act created a strong probability of death to Richard Young.”

According to the document, she also gave him an antidepressant without his consent.

She also concealed his death by placing his body in a box and locking it in a storage unit sometime between Oct. 15, 2021, and Dec. 25, 2021, according to court documents.

Around 6 p.m. Oct. 7, Knox County sheriff’s deputies responded to the storage units at 105 E. 3rd St., Maquon, for a complaint of a suspicious odor.

Deputies met with the manager of the storage facility and Oglesby, the owner of the storage unit, where the smell was coming from, deputies have said.

The owner of the unit, later identified as Oglesby, unlocked it for deputies and said the smell was from an opossum that had died in the unit.

Deputies asked her to open a large box inside the unit. According to deputies, she said there was a body inside the box.